Walking the fine line between sanity and insanity, a reclusive prop maker for low-budget movies meets an alluring novice producer, as her already frail grip on reality prepares the ground for a ceaseless descent into pure madness.
When his mother commits suicide, Tom Redding discovers he has a long lost sister who cannot move or talk. Together they travel to their dead mother's isolated home where Tom hopes to ... See full summary »
A desperate single mother moves with her three children into the notorious, supposedly haunted, real-life Amityville house to try and use its dark powers to cure her comatose son. Things go horribly wrong.
Jennifer Jason Leigh,
Introverted and peculiar, Mara spends her days fabricating props for movies. But her reclusive persona conceals an internal wrath. Terrified of being alone, Mara refuses to let her lovers leave, sadistically murdering them and keeping their corpses as living dolls. When she's hired by Kat, a fledgling producer, the two instantly hit it off. As their relationship grows more intense, Mara begins to lose her already fragile grip on reality. When her dolls begin demanding all of her attention, and Kat threatens to break her heart, Mara spirals into psychosis, leaving her no choice but to kill again.Written by
When I found "Sociopathia" I had no idea what the movie was about, nor had I ever heard about it. But the movie's cover and the synopsis that I read seemed like the movie could actually be worth watching, especially if it was in the likes of the 2002 movie "May" or the 2009 "She's Crushed" movie.
The movie starts out with excessive nudity, and that sort of set the movie as being just a bit too sleazy. And then it is followed up with some hilarious bad blood effect, which was so over the top that you just want to get up and find something else to watch.
I decided to give "Sociopathia" a chance any way, because initial impressions might be put to shame at hands of directors and writers Ruby Larocca and Rich Mallery. I found myself very hard pressed in terms of interest and entertainment at the 35 minute marker, but continued on watching. But I gave up once I hit 50 minutes, then I just had enough of the movie.
"Sociopathia" continues on with pointless nudity in some scenes, and that would work out so much better if the women had actually worn just a bit more clothing. I am not a prude or anything, but the desire to showcase women's breasts does not make for a better movie. And there was also a bit too much focus on pointless lesbian sex scenes - but hey, that works more than well enough for certain people in the audience, of course. And the love-making scene that involved a knife was just downright idiotic.
Now, I can't claim to be familiar with anyone on the cast list, so it was nice to see new faces and new talents in a movie. People were acting adequately according to the material they had to work with.
Some of the characters portrayed in the movie were like cardboard cut outs of stereotypical characters seen in so many other movies. And that was sort of frustrating, because a proper character gallery would have spiced up the movie that much more.
The movie does actually quickly get to the good stuff fairly quick, the horror and gory aspect of the movie, which is why we watch a movie such as this after all. So it is nice not having to wait for an hour while the movie builds up atmosphere and sets the scene. But after an initial sprint, then the movie sort of loses momentum and settles into a fairly monotonous trot, and the dialogue becomes dull and rather uninteresting.
"Sociopathia" is hardly an outstanding horror movie, and it doesn't come off as being particularly impressive. And it was the lack of pace and happenings that ultimately sent the movie down a steep hill. If you enjoy a good horror movie, then there most definitely are far better choices available then the 2015 "Sociopathia" movie.
My rating of the movie settles on a less than mediocre 3 out of 10 stars. And this is most definitely not a movie that I will return to for finishing watching, much less watch a second time, because the movie just doesn't have any kind of depth or contents to support more than a single viewing - provided you get through the movie the first time.
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